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BEHIND THE SEA
Half an hour max. from the beach

NATURE

  • Dunes in Piscinas
    A real sandy desert which stretches as far as the sea. The boundless Mediterranean plants stretch all around among wild olives and centuries-old junipers.
  • Mount Arcuentu
    It is an impressive extinct volcan, which has inspired thousands of legends: on its top you can admire the ruins of a castle dating back to the "giudicale" age.
  • Columnar basalts
    It is a very rare geological formation which looks like organ-pipes, which formed during Pliocene age, because of a volcanic eruption: They are in the village.
  • Montevecchio woods
    Holm-oak, cork-oak and common oak forests hide the spectral structures of abandoned mines. The vegetation is very rich and is the kingdom of Sardinian deer.

ARKEO

  • Thick stones of Perdas Longas
    Menhirs, which symbolize the Mother Goddess and the phallus; they date back to 2000 B.C. and stand near the ponds of San Giovanni and Santa Maria, about 20 km from Guspini, towards Oristano.
  • Nuraghe Melas
    Its a nuraghe, which dates back to the XIII century B.C. and has a complex structure: it it on the SS 126, towards Terralba.
  • S'Aurecci nuraghe fortress
    It dates back to the nineteenth century B.C.; it is west of the nuraghe Melas. You can get there going along the S.S. 126, towards Terralba, taking the road towards Santadi at km 98. Go on for about 3 km.
  • Nuraghe Brunku 'e S'Orku
    It dates back to the XIII century B.C. and you can catch sight of it from the Provincial Road of Santadi.
  • The punic-roman town of Neapolis,
    The remains stand about 20 km from Guspini, near the San Giovanni pond. Some small ex-voto statues have been found there: they have the typical Syrian-Palestinian iconography and are preserved inside the Archaeological National Museum in Cagliari; there are also some thermal buildings.
  • Spanish tower of Flumentorgiu
    Built in the sixteenth century: the fortification is 11 m high and it base is 13 m in diameter. It is close to the tourist village of Torre dei Corsari. 
  • Montevecchio village and its mine 
    In the centre of a metalliferous complex, which was one of the most productive of Italian industry. It is worth noting the Head Office Palace and its wonderful frescoes and the majestic nineteenth-century plants of Piccalinna inside the western mine, inside a beautiful wild environment.
  • Ingurtosu village and its mine structures
    The village houses are scattered along the steep slope, which is covered by a thick pine forest. The mining Head Office is a beautiful building, built like an English castle and equipped with wooden-galleries. The Lord Brassey's washery plants are very interesting: you can see them along the road towards Piscinas.
  • Tonnara in Porto Palmas
    The plant has been built in the XVII century by the Genoese: it is a characteristic and complex structure, which has a remarkable environmental value.

MUSEUMS

  • Knife Museum
    An artisan's shop stands in the centre, in the fatherland of arburesa: it has been changed into a museum. There are some interesting objects: the biggest knife in the world stands out among them.
  • The mining life museum
    An interesting exhibition has been set up inside the very beautiful nineteenth-century administrative department of Montevecchio. You can also look at objects and photographs of life inside the mines.  

 
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